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The Daily Dirt Chess Blog

Insider news and views from chess writer Mig Greengard

Published: 2008-10-01T23:47:23-05:00


Construction Underway


Blog and template construction tonight. Kasparov in New York photos.

NY Kasparov Book Signing Friday Sep.26 at Penn Station BORDERS


Kasparov book signing in Manhattan at the Penn Station B&N on Friday the 26th at 5pm. Also a simul in Harlem on Sunday.

Learn Mandarin Now


China beating Russian men in their annual match.

Spice of Life


Strong GM invitational in Texas; goofy web numbers reported for EU Ch.



Kasparov to meet President Bush at a "dissidents luncheon" in New York.

Kosteniuk Wins Women's WCh


Kosteniuk beats Hou Yifan in the final. Women's chess, stay or go?

Topalov Takes All in Bilbao


Topalov takes clear first in Grand Slam final after beating Ivanchuk in the final round. Carlsen and Aronian 2-3, then Ivanchuk, Radjabov and Anand in sole last.

It's Not Easy Being Number One


Topalov beats Carlsen to take over the lead in Bilbao with two rounds to play. Off day Thursday.

Nokia Gambit, Battery Variation


Nigel Short loses when his phone goes off during a game at the European Union Championship in Liverpool.

Carlsen Loses But Leads


Carlsen leads Bilbao by a point over Topalov with three rounds to play.

Carlsen Profile


NYT/IHT profile of Magnus Carlsen touches on training habits, school, Monty Python.

Bilbao 08: Aronian Tanks


Carlsen beats Aronian in round one. Other games drawn. Round 2: Ivanchuk-Carlsen, Anand-Radjabov, Topalov-Aronian. (All drawn.)

Balls Out in Bilbao


Anand, Ivanchuk, Topalov, Carlsen, Aronian, and Radjabov in a double round-robin. Sep-2-13 at 11EDT each day. Rest days are 7th and 11th. I'm on ICC Chess.FM live with various American GMs each day.

Ivanchuk Triumphs in Moscow


Ivanchuk wins clear first in Tal Memorial with +3.

Topalov Speaks in Spain


Topalov interview with Spanish newspaper touches on Kasparov, computer chess, and, umm, Scarlett Johansson.